Norma James, BA (Hons), Registered member MBACP (Accred)
If you’ve come this far, then for any number of reasons, it’s likely that things are not too good right now. You’ve probably tried to sort it out yourself, but all the strategies you’ve used before don’t seem to help anymore, leaving you even more anxious or depressed and wondering what else you can do. If you’re here, then you’re hoping that counselling might help.
I believe I might have quite a good idea of how painful and overwhelming life can become, but also, just how difficult it is to ask for help, to find the right person to talk with about the things that are hurting and troubling you.
I am a BACP accredited, Person-Centred counsellor with over 20 years of experience. I can offer you a safe and confidential environment within which I will listen carefully and respectfully to all you wish to say to me. I won’t judge you, I won’t direct your thoughts and feelings or tell you what I think is best for you. I am happy to work with you at a pace that is right for you.
I believe that through this kind of counselling relationship, within which you feel heard, and importantly, really understood and accepted, you will start to make sense of what has been troubling you and, if it is what you wish, discover what steps you could take to change this.
If then, you want to check me out further so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you, I offer a free first session with no obligations to continue. You might also care to take look at my website. This will tell you a lot more about me. (See above)
I can offer you counselling, either face-to-face, through email, or over the telephone. My practice is open on weekdays from 8.00am - 6.30pm (subject to availability)
Training, qualifications & experience
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCE:
- BACP Accredited Registered Counsellor working in independent practice
- BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (University of Wales)
- Certificate in Supervision, Kathy Raffles Counselling Services (Validated by University of Wales)
- Trainer for CRUSE Bereavement Care
- Manager of an out-of-hours mental health help-line
- Bereavement Counsellor (Working with individuals and couples experiencing complicated grief) Department of Psychological Medicine, Morriston Hospital, Swansea NHS Trust
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss events: Loss of country, home, community, job, possessions; Loss of a relationship through divorce, bereavement; Loss of family, friendships, pets; Loss of childhood through, trauma, abuse (physical, mental or sexual); Loss of health (mental or physical); Loss through miscarriage, still-birth, termination; Loss of limbs, hearing, sight... and many other losses.
These losses can also be experienced internally as: Loss of self-worth/value; security, hope, faith, liberty, sanity, reason, meaning, certainty, confidence, humour, position, status, and loss of self.
- My fee is £42 per hour.
I offer a limited number of concessions for those who might find it difficult to afford these fees. You can pay either by cash, bank transfer, or cheque. If our arrangement was to work together over the ‘phone or through email, then you would use bank transfer or Paypal.
Outside of my counselling practice I offer:
Supervision: whether you are an experienced counsellor or just learning your craft as a trainee counsellor I would be happy to work with you.
Training: I have a wealth of experience as a senior lecturer in Person-Centred counselling. I have also taught counselling skills at Undergraduate, Post-graduate Certificate and Diploma levels and led various workshops including those on loss, grief and bereavement. As well as this I have facilitated personal development groups in a range of settings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on weekdays and evenings from 8.00am - 7.30pm
Types of client